Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(6/21/2013 1:28:00 PM)
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“Language should be tortured to tell the truth.” It should be twisted, denaturalized, extended, condensed, cut and reunited, made to work against itself. Language as the “big Other” is not an agent of wisdom to whose message we should attune ourselves, but a place of cruel indifference and stupidity. The most elementary form of torturing one’s language is called poetry – imagine what a complex form like sonnet does to
language: it forces the free flow of speech into a Procrustean bed of a fixed shape of rhythm and rhymes...'
I concur completely. Thats what strong poetry does. -LPReplies for this message:
(6/21/2013 4:41:00 PM)
Semantics, Sue. I also call it wordplay. Whatever one labels it, this quote describes accurately what happens to words in the hands of imaginative poets. -LP
S. A. S.
(6/21/2013 3:25:00 PM)
Apples and oranges. I call it wordplay, you call it torture.
- Lamont Palmer (6/21/2013 4:41:00 PM) Post reply
(6/21/2013 7:47:00 AM)
" ad infinitum"